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Rao is a true blue environmentalist | (Pic: Udayshankar S)

In the dry grasslands of AP's Anantapur, conservation biologist Siddharth Rao is on a mission to revive forgotten ecosystems

Trying to restore ecosystems without respecting its uniqueness is the greatest threat to the environment right now, believes Rao 

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20 Jun 2019

Odia boys Soumya Ranjan Biswal and Dilip Kumar Biswal are on a mission to protect the threatened habitat of Olive Ridley turtles

The number of Olive Ridleys visiting Odisha for nesting has been dwindling over the past few years inform the duo and they are doing all they can to stop the downward spiral 

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20 Jun 2019
The duo ask us to be a responsible tourist if we want to watch the nesting or hatching of turtles | (Pic: Biswanath Swain)
Dasari feels that we need to introspect about the kind of effect we are having on the environment before it is too late | (Pic: Sathya Keerthi)

Here's how a young IAS officer is driving an entire city to salvage our future — one small green step at a time

"We need to try to live in a circular economy where we try to recycle everything we use," says Dasari who has been working in this field for over five years now

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20 Jun 2019

Through The Corridor Foundation, Satyesh Naik is trying to get locals of Sunabeda-Khariar to contribute towards the environment

The biggest threat to the environment, as per Naik, is unplanned mining and manufacturing industries coming up, cheating people and the environment 

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20 Jun 2019
Naik during fieldwork in forests of Kalahandi | (Pic: Satyesh Naik)
Madhav used Google Maps to understand the past of a particular place | (Pic: S Senbaga Pandiyan)

Aditya Madhav is unearthing any kind of data that will help organisations do more for the environment. Here's how

Aditya Madhav's strength is research and his interest lies in History. For Madhav, the coming together of these two has brought in a sense of purpose in his life 

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20 Jun 2019

This Udaipur based start-up turns recycled waste into building blocks called Wricks

This Udaipur based start-up has come with a prototype that will tackle the current environmental hazards caused by brick manufacturers

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18 Jun 2019
Four college students from Udaipur recycle industrial waste to make ‘Wricks’!
Pugalarasan is rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles with such frequency that it has become his primary job (Pic: Shreesha Ghosh/Express)

Meet the fisherman who's saving our turtles from being injured by trawlers

Pugalarasan talks to Prajanma Das about his journey from being a fisherman to a marine conservationist who has taken a pledge to save and tend to turtles

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17 Jun 2019

He started off as a 'Weekend Agriculturist' now he's addicted to saving the planet

The youngsters at the 'Weekend Agriculturist' bought a small plot of land themselves and began to farm using old traditional practices, to encourage full-time farmers to adopt the same

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17 Jun 2019
Today, Tamizh and his wife are all about sustainable living
Pooja Kumar started quite young but sees herself continuing to put in the same hardwork to keep our planet breathing

Guardians of the Coastline: How Pooja Kumar helps fisherfolk access the resources they need to fight for nature's rights

Pooja's team doesn't initiate campaigns but they help the fishing communities by providing them with enough support by collecting evidence, accessing information and giving them legal help

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17 Jun 2019

Panai Sathish believes our Tamil culture is in our Palms, here's how he's conserving them

Since 2016, Sathish has had a prefix to his name, he's called 'Panai' Sathish. Panai, is the Tamil word for palmyra and Sathish has planted over 80,000 of them across Chennai.

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17 Jun 2019
Sathish wants to eventually be able to become a full time environmentalist